Sunday, June 14, 2009
Blog OutSyed The Box, June 12th, 2009
Well here is a Bernama report. I have not snipped it.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's application for the prosecution to provide him with all documents pertaining to his sodomy case will be heard on June 22.
Anwar's counsel, S.N. Nair, said he was notified by the court today that the matter would be heard by High Court judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.
Anwar filed a notice of motion on Wednesday requesting the court to compel the prosecution to provide him with the documents before his sodomy trial on July 1-24.
Among the documents are the original CCTV recordings taken at several locations at the scene of the alleged incident at the Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setia Kasih, Bukit Damansara, from June 25 to 27 last year, the DNA samples, statements from witnesses including the complainant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, police statements and several other documents.
He applied to the court to acquit and free him immediately of the sodomy charge or to suspend the proceedingspermanently if the public prosecutor did not comply with the court order to supply him with the documents concerned.
Anwar, 61, is charged with sodomising Saiful, 23, his former personal aide, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara here between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26 last year. — Bernama
Brader Anwar has always been poor at strategy. Under the all important “Criminal Procedure” in the Courts, the Prosecution is obliged to disclose all relevant information and evidence to the Defense.
So if Brader Anwar thinks the Prosecution is withholding information or evidence, it is better for Brader Anwar jangan cakap apa-apa. Diam saja. Then when the Prosecution concludes their case, Anwar’s lawyer can ask for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that the Prosecution withheld disclosing information and evidence.
But lets look at the list he has requested : “.original CCTV recordings taken at several locations at the scene of the alleged incident at the Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setia Kasih, Bukit Damansara, from June 25 to 27 last year, the DNA samples.”
How can he ask for the original CCTV recordings? Tak masuk akal lah. What happens if after he gets it, Brader Anwar accidentally damages or destroys the original CCTV recordings? Then no more evidence maa. Ask for copy lah.
What DNA samples? What is Brader Anwar talking about? The case has not started. He said he has not sodomised anyone. So how does he know there are DNA samples involved? Hmm … . .
But how can he ask for the original DNA samples? Mana ada? According to world renowned forensic Blogger Dr Parpukari, in sodomy cases, male semen can still be deteced up to 72 hours after the act. If the forensics guys can extract the sample within that time, then of course they can run a DNA test on the sample.
Once the DNA test is completed the results are documented. I think Brader Anwar can ask to have a copy of the Forensic Department’s DNA Report. But not the original sample lah Brader ! Lojik lah sikit.
But we can see his tricks again. Brader Anwar is playing to the gallery again. He is asking for things which may not be possible for the Court to give him. Then he can go to all his ceramah and say there is a conspiracy to withhold evidence and information from him. Lima sen punya taktik.
Do you recall in the first case where Brader Anwar was found guilty of abuse of power, he had instructed some Police guys to bully Ummi Hafilda, force her to write a retraction (confession lah) then post the retraction to Dr Mahathir. The dumb nuts put Ummi’s retraction in an envelope, sealed it, put a stamp on it, went to the Post Office and got the letter ‘chopped’ by the Post Office (to make it look like the letter had come through the regular postal delivery) and then after that they hand delivered the letter to Dr M’s office where the Clerk duly recorded that the letter was hand delivered by some Police guy (and not the Postman).
How stupid could they get? There was a complete trail of everything they had done, step by step.
It looks like the Brader Anwar Bin Ibrahim circus is starting again. Free entertainment for everyone. Stronger stomach may be necessary this time.
We do not know what will be the outcome of the case. But whatever the outcome, I just hope the Prosecution does not bungle handling the case like they did the first time around in 1998.